What is Further Education?


Further education (FE) includes any study after secondary education that is not part of higher education: an undergraduate or graduate degree. Courses range from basic English and maths programmes to Higher National Diplomas (HNDs).

Institutions that are regarded as part of the FE sector include:

·       General FE (GFE) and tertiary colleges

·       Sixth form colleges

·       Specialist colleges (mainly colleges of agriculture and horticulture and colleges of drama and dance)

·       Adult education institutes

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